September 21, 2014
GROVEPORT, Ohio (AP) - A memorial in central Ohio has honored an American cardiologist shot and killed last month in Pakistan in front of his wife and toddler.
Police say two gunmen riding a motorcycle shot Mehdi Ali Qamar as his family left a cemetery after visiting relatives' graves. He was from the minority Ahmadi sect.
About 100 relatives, friends and colleagues gathered Saturday south of Columbus to remember 51-year-old Qamar, of nearby Pickerington. The ceremony was held at an Ahmadiyya Muslim Community mosque. The Columbus Dispatch reports that speakers at the memorial remembered Qamar as a man dedicated to serving humanity.
A statement from the Ahmadiyaa Muslim Community said thousands of people attended Qamar's funeral two weeks ago in Toronto. Qamar had dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship.
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